Jodi received the gift of Yoga from her parents while in her teens. With a long-held interest in teaching, she earned a Bachelors degree in Special Education from New York University, and a Masters in Learning Disabilities from Teachers College, Columbia University. Jodi spent six years in the elementary classroom, teaching children with special needs. Her enthusiasm towards yoga with children evolved when studying with her first teacher, Sonia Sumar of Yoga for the Special Child™.
In 1998, Jodi founded Next Generation Yoga; the first children’s yoga studio in the world. Jodi’s warm-hearted, playful style of teaching is inspired both by her personal yoga interests and practical experiences in the field of education. Jodi takes the non-stop fun of NGY on the road into schools, yoga studios, children’s programs and hospitals. She is an in-service provider for educators, therapists and clinical psychologists. In addition, she teaches and certifies children’s yoga instructors from all over the world in NGY Teacher Trainings™.
Jodi B Komitor is the leading authority on yoga with kids and the author of the best-selling book The Complete Idiot's Guide to Yoga with Kids, (Macmillan 2000). She is a frequently sought after subject expert, mentor, speaker, educator and writer.
Next Generation Yoga has been featured in numerous publications, television programs and online. Media coverage includes such prominent outlets as Time, The Associated Press, US News & World Report, Child, New York Post, New York Newsday, The Today Show, EXTRA, Inside Edition, BBC, CBS Early Show, ABC News and more.
Jodi’s children’s yoga certifications include Yoga for the Special Child™, YogaKids™ and the Radiant Child Yoga Program™. She has also completed level 1 of Integrative Movement Therapy™ for Children. Jodi has completed a 300-hour adult yoga certification with the American Yoga Academy and is on the Teachers Path at the Chopra Center for teaching the Seven Spiritual Laws of Yoga. She is also White Belt certified in the NIA technique. Furthering her education, Jodi continually seeks new classes and teachers to enhance her teachings; however, she claims that children are her best teachers.